Maratha, Santalaris and Aloda massacre

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Maratha, Santalaris and Aloda massacre (Turkish: Muratağa, Sandallar ve Atlılar katliamı) was a massacre[1] of totally 126[2] Turkish Cypriots in the villages of Maratha (Muratağa), Santalaris (Sandallar) and Aloda (Atlılar) in Cyprus. It happened on 14-16 August 1974. The massacre was committed by EOKA-B.[3]

89 (or 84[4]) people were killed in Maratha and Santalaris. Another 37 people were killed in Aloda.[5] Old people and children were also killed.[4] Only three people could escape from the massacre in Aloda.[1] A bulldozer buried people into mass graves. People from Maratha and Santalaris were buried in the same grave.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oberling, Pierre. The road to Bellapais: the Turkish Cypriot exodus to northern Cyprus (1982), Social Science Monographs, p. 185
  2. "Muratağa and Sandallar problem is being taken to the European Court of Human Rights" (in Turkish). BRT - Kıbrıs Postası. http://www.kibrispostasi.com/index.php/cat/35/news/28616/PageName/KIBRIS_HABERLERI. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  3. Paul Sant Cassia, Bodies of Evidence: Burial, Memory, and the Recovery of Missing Persons in Cyprus, Berghahn Books, 2007, ISBN 9781845452285, p. 237.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "CYPRUS: Ankara's Slow Nibble". Time. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,908688,00.html. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  5. Paul Sant Cassia, Bodies of Evidence: Burial, Memory, and the Recovery of Missing Persons in Cyprus, Berghahn Books, 2007, ISBN 9781845452285, p. 69.